As confident as trainer Stanley Hough was that Discreetly Mine would
run well in the Grade 2 Futurity for juvenile colts Saturday at Belmont
Park, he was even more steadfast in his belief that his filly Awesome
Maria would run a strong race in the Grade 2 Matron for juvenile fillies.
One race after Discreetly Mine finished second to odds-on favorite D'
Funnybone in the Futurity, Awesome Maria lived up to Hough's
expectations by scoring a 2 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Matron.
Touching Beauty finished second, by a nose over Worship the Moon.